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Darren Shan


Darren Shan

Darren Shan is the author of such New York Times bestselling series as Cirque Du Freak and The Demonata.

Darren Shan

Books by Darren Shan

by Darren Shan - Youth Fiction

B's first mission with the Angels --sentient, do-gooder zombies-- went horribly wrong when vicious members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked New Kirkham, a stronghold of precious human survivors. B is not about to let the racist thugs persecute innocent people, but while saving the town, one of B's oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan.

by Darren Shan - Fiction, Horror, Juvenile Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, B Smith has decided to live --- and to fight for good as long as possible. However, London is overridden with the brain-eating undead and swarming with human mercenaries whose sense of right and wrong dissolved when society did. When they lay a trap, B is captured. And it'll take dozens of battles --- and the fight of a lifetime --- to escape.
by Darren Shan - Horror


After spending the last few months wandering around London --- a city filled with the dead --- B Smith has given up hope for any sign of normal human existence. But then B finds strange signs all over the city --- a "Z" plus red arrows. Following them, B finds The Angels --- a group gathered in the hopes of combating the evil dead and the forces that introduced them. But all is not as it seems and it's up to B to find out: what battle are they truly waging?

by Darren Shan - Young Adult 12+

After escaping a military complex amidst the zombie apocalypse, B roams the streets of a very changed London. B must find a way to survive amongst brain-eating zombies and those who have seized control of the city. Danger lurks around every corner and B is faced with a decision: join the creepy Mr. Dowling in exchange for his protection? Or keep going solo.

by Darren Shan - Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Youth Fiction

Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life- and battle- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Is there anyone left in the world to trust?

by Darren Shan - Fiction, Horror

When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke --- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish. B decides it's easier to take out his father's hateful tendencies on his fellow classmates, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers

by Darren Shan - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 15+

After years of wandering, Larten Crepsley has finally found his way back to his vampire family and resumed the vigorous, brutal training to become a General. But there are vampires determined to pull Larten into starting a war that could have global implications and casualties.

by Darren Shan - Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 15+

No longer a teenager, Larten takes off into the world to see what his newly-blooded vampire status can get him in the human world. Sucking all he can out of humanity, Larten stumbles into a violent, hedonistic lifestyle, where cheats beckon, power corrupts, and enemies are waiting.

by Darren Shan and Takahiro Arai

Darren Shan’s brilliantly written teen horror story comes full swing to finish off in a blaze of glory. Vampire enthusiasts will love it. 

by Darren Shan - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Young Adult 12+

Larten Crepsley is forced to make a choice: hide in the shadows of the human world, or take his place among the vampire clan and protect those weaker than himself. But enemies are waiting, traps are laid, and Larten's path is bound to be strewn with bodies.

by Darren Shan - Fantasy, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

In this daring adventure inspired by a well-known classic, a scrawny young man seeks to become the high executioner of his people --- an esteemed title achieved through trial in battle. Jebel Rum's best hope for winning is in gaining invincibility, and herein lies his story of a year-long quest to the mountain of Tubaygat, where he searches for the herculean gifts bestowed on those willing to sacrifice a slave's life --- in Jebel's case, a friend.

written by Darren Shan; illustrated by Takahiro Arai - Manga

Accompanying his master, Mr. Crepsley, on a trip to the city, half-vampire Darren Shan is ready to enjoy a pleasant holiday away from the Cirque du Freak with his friend Evra. But when he learns of a string of grisly murders whose victims have been drained of blood, Darren begins to suspect that his mentor may be involved. Has Mr. Crepsley crossed the line, or could it be that some creature more fearsome than a vampire haunts the city’s streets?

written by Darren Shan; illustrated by Takahiro Arai - Manga

Darren Shan’s days as an ordinary schoolboy are over, and his life as the vampire’s assistant has begun! With his mentor, Larten Crepsley, Darren joins the Cirque du Freak and slowly begins settling into his new role there, an adjustment made simpler when he makes a couple of new friends among the Cirque’s performers. But life as a half-vampire can never be easy or ordinary --- as Darren learns only too well when tragedy strikes!

written by Darren Shan; illustrated by Takahiro Arai - Manga

The world of internationally acclaimed author Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak brought to life as you’ve never seen it before!

Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque du Freak. Now Darren’s been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves and strange creatures the likes of which he’s never imagined --- and his life will be changed forever!

by Darren Shan - Horror, Supernatural

With Beranabus, Grubbs and Kernel go off exploring the universe of the Demonata for clues about the Shadow behind the demon invasion, Bec is left behind in Carcery Vale for safekeeping. But with Dervish's health on the decline, Lord Loss knows she's the most vulnerable piece of the Kah-Gash. As hoards of demons, werewolves and zombies advance, Bec needs to figure how to reach Beranabus with crucial information about the Shadow-fast.

by Darren Shan - Horror, Supernatural

The sixth novel in the chilling Demonata series by Darren Shan, author of the New York Times bestselling Cirque Du Freakseries, will terrify readers long after the last page.